Concepts from the Readings
- “It’s all connected” Book: Unit 4: Environment - page 47 – 53
This unit covers the main definitions related to ecosystems, biodiversity, forests.
This is a wikipedia article with definitions and introductory information about the basics of hunter-gatherer societies.
This paper aims to clarify a part of the African hunter-gatherer perception of nature, by describing the San's perception, classification, utilization of and attitudes toward animals, based on field studies, and an analysis of the relationship between humans and animals as embodied in song, dance, drawings, and stories.
A first person story of writer Michel finkel's experiences living with the Hadza, a hunter-gatherer ethnic group from north-central Tanzania.
The purpose of this article is to provide constructive criticism on how southern African governments, more specifically the governments of Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania, are approaching the issue of governance of their hunter-gatherer minorities - in particular, the San.
This wiki page provides information about the culture, history and characteristics of the Australian aborigines.
This is a very complete article about everything people need to know about the water cycle. This USGS article lists definitions, summary, components of the water cycle and data about water distribution in the world.
This short article gives an overview of all the elements and process participating in the water cycle.
The MA provides information about types of ecosystems, ecosystem services, their relationship of ecosystems and humans, their importance, and recommendations to protect ecosystems.
This is an online textbook about ecosystems. Some of the questions explored in this textbook are: Why are there so many living organisms on Earth, and so many different species? How do the characteristics of the nonliving environment, such as soil quality and water salinity, help determine which organisms thrive in particular areas?. the textbook also offers a 30-minutes video to introduce the topic.
This short article from the encyclopedia of earth present concise and clear information about the carbon cycle.
This Nature article about the quantitative value of ecosystem services gives a summary of the research done to calculate the monetary value of services provided by ecosystems.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was carried out between 2001 and 2005 to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contributions to human well-being. The Readers Guide p1-24 is a very authoritative presentation of ecosystem changes and their impact on human life.